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504350 No.113341   [Reply]

Neatest quadruple track?
Post pretty quads.

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>>113448
Today (about)

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On UK's West Coast Main Line: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Roade_cutting.JPG

Depending on location, the WCML is anything from double to hextuple track.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Coast_Main_Line

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:313040_at_Finsbury_Park.jpg

The East Coast Main Line (ECML) seems to max out at quad.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Coast_Main_Line

>> No.113506  

>>113505

>catenary poles are already rusting

Good god did you britbongs use chink steel for the poles?

>> No.113509  

/me puts on non-existent monocle...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finsbury_Park_station is in London, which indubitably is deleterious to the metal.

>> No.113512  

>>113505
That would rather depend on how you define quad, not least because I see six tracks there.

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119749 No.113240   [Reply]

Vids all up in this bitch.
http://youtu.be/I-2PN5qW8-k

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>>113440
Oh you'd be surprised, there's a weekly one in brissy that now gets 100 attendees. Meanwhile Sydney's bimonthly gets 40 at most.

Back on track! Some more 'strayan. Some of the Intercity platforms at Central are a real piece of work, these wires are basically untensioned and operate sagged.

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>>113440
Noosa aint to bad. I so want the Mary Valley Rattler back on its feet though.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0cpUgd4MSs

>> No.113507  

>>113491
Do all ausie locos look like the bastard child of a british and american locomotive?

>> No.113508  

>>113507
Pretty much with them needing to have a yellow front but at the same time needing to haul all of that freight.

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>>113507
Some even look like they where built with purely American components but by British builders.

>> No.113517  

>>113507

Australia in general is like a weird mix of Great Britain and the United States.

>> No.113519  

>>113515

>EMD F unit Bulldog noses
>horn on the front
>double ended

What kind of goddamn insanity is this? Was copying the Canadian and Americans too hard for them?

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>>113515

that's pretty much how it happened. Clyde had a license to build EMDs and used it to build everything between standard export model EMDs and wacky parts bin custom jobs depending on what was ordered.

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>>113520
It's amazing to think that one person built all the locos in Australia.

I've heard that Clyde was a nice bloke although a bit of a bogan.



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250613 No.113510   [Reply]

http://nypost.com/2014/04/16/teen-taking-train-selfie-kicked-in-head-by-conductor/

>> No.113513  

What a fucking moron.

I just heard yesterday of a female engineer getting killed by a train going a whopping 2 mph. She was walking too close to the tracks, turned to look at somebody, had her back pack get grabbed by the locomotive and got yanked down on the tracks.

But dipshits taking selfies(I loathe that word) by the tracks? I can hardly contain my rage.

>> No.113514  

I was just gonna post this.

I love how excited he about being "kicked" in the head on and getting it on film.

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How is he not on the ground screaming?



No.112420   [Reply]

Guy in Portland, OR who wants to ride a freight train up to Seattle, WA or San Francisco, CA. Any advice or places you could point me?

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>> No.112438  

>>112432
There is a grand total of one mixed train left in North America, which serves native reservations in northern Manitoba with no road access. Until 2007 a similar train operated to the remote town of Moosonee in northern Ontario, until it was replaced with separate freight and passenger services.

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The Amtrak Cascades service to Seattle is comfortable, convenient, and quick. Not sure why you'd want to take a freight over THAT line.

>> No.112445  

>>112441

Because kids be edgy.

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>>112445
I hopped onto a running loco once. It was an old EMD NW2R. It was on a side track in Galveston, TX down near the docks. This thing was ANCIENT it was still wearing a full SP livery and mind you this was in like 2007.

Anyways so this thing is getting ready to head down to the dockside railroad, and all of the sudden the engineer sees me. Thinking oh boy the jig is up, and preparing to be booked by a rail-cop. He waves me up into the cab.

I step inside and stand with my hands behind my back. The loco lurches forward. We start to get close to first of the many intersections and he signals for me to hit this huge yellow button. It's the horn he tells me the sequence to blow it in. We continue forward for nearly a mile. Before slowly coming to a halt. We then proceed in reverse back to the side track we came from.

We come to a stop at the end of the side track. I smile and thank the engineer for being so gracious and hop of the locomotive. I then proceed to look at the rest of the exhibits at the Galveston Railroad Museum.

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>>112446

You got lucky.

>> No.112449  

>>112446
Switch crews are the best, if they're not too busy. Usually, these are the guys with an eon of seniority.

>> No.112450  

>>112449

Yeah, you gotta pay your dues before getting the cushy, local, home-every-night work.

>> No.113326  

>>112431
thanks dude. It's very thrilling :D

>> No.113503  

>>112420
The Brooklyn yard is good to go south, cut through the golf course. Meet some dirty kids, there's hella in Portland. Going north you might want to hit the bnsf yard.

>> No.113516  

>>112448
I think Kartma gets it
>>112449
The train was run by the Galveston RR Museum as one of their exhibits. You're fully allowed to ride the train, although generally you're in a caboose (the only car attached to the loco). Our group was invited into the loco as a boy scout group had "reserved" the caboose.



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215818 No.113502   [Reply]

Guessing this railgoing Loaf is in the US. Are NY plates all-numeric?

>> No.113511  

Maybe the commercial placards are.



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3270964 No.113426   [Reply]

Instead of venturing downtown to watch the Air Show and Thunder Over Louisville fireworks and risk being rioted on by roaming groups of 'yutes' I went trackside. Rather run from a rr cop then a mob of 'yutes'.

NS 285

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NS 22A

>> No.113436  

Thunder Over Louisville, aka Gigantic UPS Wank-Fest.

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Today's 285

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>> No.113470  
>wedgehs errywhar

holycrap. Yer good at this..

>> No.113493  

I HAD a few pics of NS #8100 NKP on BNSF but I hit Format on my cam & erased them all!! AUUGGH!!

>> No.113501  

>>113470

I can't into telesmash with a 15mm prime.



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233152 No.113443   [Reply]

Why do conspiracy nuts keep thinking these autorack cars are made by the government to transport us to death camps, despite the fact they've been around for 50 years and other countries do the same thing?

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>> No.113478  

>>113454

>they're going to put us all in car carrying wagons and not boxcars or prisons cars

I never said that, I said that the two subjects are similar.

>> No.113481  

>>113467

>implying hobos don't know how to fuck with foamers

And yet, despite all that, you're still alive. Unfortunately for you, 1chan = One Chan, and in latin, Unum means one. As in E Pluribus Unum. You think this is a train board? Ha! This is only a communication vector for 33rd degree masons. All of the train pictures we post have steganographically encoded messages about how we control the amount of nanomachines in a given earth-sector's chemtrails. And now that you know, we can't ever let you leave here.

>> No.113482  

>>111554

So I take it this must be for moving midgets?

>> No.113483  

>>113481

>Chem trails and masons

HOW COULD I HAVE BEEN SO NAIVE AND NOT BEEN USING MY TINFOIL HAT ALL THIS TIME!!!

I should have known better than to lower my guard on 1chan.

>> No.113484  

>>113483
Don't forget your Alex Jones certified plastic bag rebreather.

>> No.113485  

OP Here

So these guys are getting really annoying, having sifted through their comments and arguing with them, so I decided to make a video debunking the whole "fema train" conspiracy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=145CuWfPTb0

I hope I got the most of it accurate. I think the most inaccurate part is talking about the history of those specific autorack cars they claim to be used for transporting people. Even then, I state it might be inaccurate.

>> No.113486  

Oh come on mo one has any comment on my FEMA DEATH TRAIN VIDEO? I thought you guys would find it funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsdY-F8x5Lw

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>> No.113497  

>>113486

Pretty much because your shit stopped being funny in about 2008. Grow up. No one cares.

>> No.113498  

>>113497
#shotsfired
#Icansmellbacon
#ydoesevery1h8ham



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640480 No.113494   [Reply]

https://www.hyundai-rotem.co.kr/Eng/Business/Rail/Railroad/Product/rail1_pop04.asp

Dimensions (L x W x H) | 35,945 x 3,200 x 4,470(mm)

>> No.113495  

Looks like it. SEPTA's brochure says L=85ft (ca. 26m).



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1586154 No.113413   [Reply]

Hello everyone, I know I haven't been terribly active the last couple of months, and I'm sorry. I just wanted to stop by real quickly and let all of you know that Tex is back on the rails again. I've returned to Texas for a relatively temporary job operating streetcars in Dallas again. It pays decent, looks good on the resume, and is pretty fun, so why not?

The company photographer was out the other day and got this shot of me operating MATA 186 down Cole Avenue.

I've still been lurking, and enjoying all of your posts. Thank you for keeping me occupied and entertained for so long!

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>>113471
Look, Ham549 & Egg-on-your-face, being as the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority is a bona-fide public transportation agency, I'm sure they have some sort of training program that even experienced railroaders like Tex! have to pass, where they explain maneuvers that might damage their equipment. Furthermore, the principles of electromagnetic propulsion aren't exactly classified state secrets up there with thermonuclear warhead detonator design. In fact, electricity can be understood by anybody with half a high school education. I know sizing up people isn't your strong suit, but it's terribly insulting to the grown-ups when you barge in claiming to be an expert (without credentials) in a subject they are already no doubt familiar with.

Got any tips on how to avoid a jackass in a SUV cutting off the trolley with a left turn from the right lane?

>> No.113475  

>>113474 Yes I do. Use high power laser diodes unfocaused. Bright light really is an attation grabber. Also 6,000lm LED headlight, and a car horn.

>> No.113476  

I rather doubt even that would work on Homo ignoratus sneerattaworldus.

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>>113474
Yeah, I'm in the middle of their training program right now. I'm in a bit of an accelerated course due to my experience, but we're still covering everything, so that I get a thorough understanding of my equipment. For instance, last week I took the initiative to help the shop crew do a weekly inspection on one of the cars. Part of that was servicing the controllers, as seen in the photo. It's fun to become so familiar and get an in depth understanding of how these "obsolete" machines function.
Ham, I'm going to ask you one more time to leave me alone. I understand we've had our issues in the past, but it's been quite some time. For my sake and your own, just move on.

>> No.113479  

>>113442

OMG, You Need A Budget. That's exactly what I see you use. I know that's not a game, though. But yeah, I'm still trying this whole "adult" thing, myself.

>> No.113480  

>>113477
I have to say VVVF is more efficient than cutting in and out restores. What I always wondered is if it is feasable to make the controller work as a dimanic break in the nutureal position feeding the motors into the resistors.

>> No.113488  

>>113479 Adult thing, it can suck or be awesome. It's all about the attitude. Budgets help though in the long run. Enough sage advice.

Congrats again Texypoo.

>> No.113490  

>>113477
Tex you might know the answer to this. Where the hell is Winnie?
I heard that she's off-site in DART's yard.

Also next time I get a chance the girlfriend and I might try to head up there as I haven't ridden on the McKinney line since I was a kid. Btw if you get a chance to come down to Houston new MetroRail lines are opening up constantly.

>> No.113492  

>>113490
143 was moved to the DART yard because it was eating up prime real estate in the car barn. Now we can actually fit all five of our operating cars securely in the barn.

>> No.113496  

Young hamster clearly needs a timeout.



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239261 No.113386   [Reply]

Rhodesian Railways 16A Class 613 rounds Christines Back on 23rd July 1991on the Trans Limpopo Steam Safari

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Rhodesia Railways a classic scene at Bulawayo. This time a borrowed SAR Class 14R 1758 shunting at Bulawayo 4th November 1981,

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Rhodesian Railways 14A Class 512 on 310 goods approaches Gwanda 14.05.82

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Approaching Koodoovale summit from Colleen Bawn. On the other side of the summit, dumping loco ash on the embankment sides

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Rhodesian Railways. After staying the night in the Baobab Hotel, this photograph is of a RR 15A Class on Morning freight from Thomson Junction to Bulawayo, near the Baobab Hotel 13.10.80.

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Rhodesian Railways Class 15A Garratt Number 419 departs Surprise on 335 goods to Selukwe 12.05.82. A rather obscure line but had a fair amount of traffic.

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Rhodesian Railways Class 20A number 740 on a southbound freight to Dett near the famous Baobab Hotel on 21st March 1988.

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Coach and Wagon examiner....

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here is a triple guage set of points at gladstone south australia in the 70s guage 3foot 6inches 4foot 8and half inches 5foot 3 inches

>> No.113401  

>>113386
Desktop of the week--but so many are worthy. Particularly nice pics, Smitie.

>> No.113489  

>>113396 These look like a nightmare to keep in gauge. Thanks Smitie, wonderful pictures yet again!



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